Agersø Parish, Sorø, Denmark Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Agersø is an island located 2 miles off of Zealand's Southwest coast. Its inhabitants were conscripted in the navy rather than the military. Except from 1859-1970, Agersø is and traditionally has had Omø parish as an annex.

Agersø Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Provsti Vester Flakkebjerg herreds (Early-1808), Sorø Amts (1808-1828), Vester og Øster Flakkebjerg herredsers (1828-1972), Skælskør (1972-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Agersø-Omø (Early-1859, 1970-1982, 1995-Present), Agersø (1859-1970),
Amtstue Antvorskov (1660-1668), Antvorskov og Korsør (1668-1863), Slagelse (1863-1973)
Len -1662 Korsør
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Korsør
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø
Lægedistrikt (medical district) Skelsør (1831-1915), Slagelse lægekreds (1915-1970, 1970-Present)
Herred (district) Vester Flakkebjærg
Kommune (municipality) Agersø-Omø (1842-1858), Agersø (1858-1966), Skælskør (1966-1970, 1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number NA
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 84
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/312
Gods (estate) Agersøgård

Place Names:[edit | edit source]

Agersø (Aggersø), Agersø Sund, Agersø, Lb.,

Batteriet, Bøgevig,


Egholm, Egholm, Ø.,




To see what kind of place it is you will need a Danish Gazetteer.

  • Surrounding Parishes

Boeslunde, Korsør, Magleby, Skælskør, Tårnborg, Omø

Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

  • Free Online Database:
The vast majority of research you do in Denmark will be in church parish registers, which are held in the Danish State Archives available online at ARKIVALIERONLINE. Select your county and parish from the drop-down lists.
  • Help Reading Danish Records:
Denmark Parish Register Headings provides translated examples of parish headings. You will be able to interpret much of what is in the records using these headings. Danish Genealogical Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Denmark Feast Day Calendars will help you translate dates written in feast day form. Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Denmark Personal Names.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish handwriting:
  • Knowing What to Look for Next:
To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
What's on Lægdsruller and Søruller
Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Sorø Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.

Click on "Places within Denmark, Sorø" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921